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|Post-storm, WW&F Rwy.Museum hosts out-of-state utility crews
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|Author:||MSLRR [ Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:06 pm ]|
|Post subject:||Post-storm, WW&F Rwy.Museum hosts out-of-state utility crews|
The WW&F Railway Museum and the rest of Midcoast Maine has been battered by the heavy winds from the storm.
Here's a recent article from the Wiscasset paper about the storm cleanup.
"Post-storm, Alna museum hosts out-of-state utility, tree crews" - Wiscasset Newspaper, 2 NOV 2017
Longtime museum volunteer Stewart Rhine said he was at the fire station Wednesday night, Nov. 1 when he heard the contractors and a Central Maine Power liaison needed a spot to meet. “I said, ‘Follow me.’”
The museum is part of the community and was glad to help, Rhine said. He added, he kidded to the crews that, if they would get power back on at the museum, he could open the restrooms to them.
Third Selectman Doug Baston said he was driving home Nov. 1 when he pulled off at the substation on Route 218 to take a call. “Then I looked up and there were (power) trucks as far as the eye could see, waiting for me to get out of the way.”
He introduced himself to the crews and provided the companies with contact information for town emergency officials including Alna Emergency Management Agency Director Roger Whitney, who was doing an incredible job, Baston added in an interview at the fire station.
Parking at the museum was saving the crews hours in travel time, Baston said.
Smart thinking on Stewart's part helped save time restoring power. Just those Maine folks helping each other out. Stewart and his wife are the hands behind lots of things at the Museum including our Facebook presence.
The pictured crews include those dispatched from CMP's sister companies - NYSEG and RGE in upstate New York
If you're interested in other first-hand stories, check out the thread on the WW&F Forum, or our Social Media channels including...WWFRailway on Facebook
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